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Asepsis terms

medical asepsis &osha standards

a microorgansim that needs oxygen to live and grow aerobe
a microorganism that grow best in the absence of oxygen anaerobe
an agent that inhibits the growth of or kills microorganisms antiseptic
free from infection or pathogens the action practiced to make and maintain an area or object free from infection or pathogens asepsis
slender, hairlike projections that constantly beat toward the outside to remove microorgansims from the body cilia
to soil or make impure an aseptic object becomes 'this' when it touches something that is not clean contaminate
the use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy pathogens on a surface or item to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles the surface or item is rendered safe for handling use or disposal decontaminated
the process of cleansing or sanitizing the hands hand hygiene
the condition in which the body, or part of it, is invaded by a pathogen infection
practices that are employed to reduce the numbers and hinder the transmission of pathogens medical asepsis
a microscopic plant or animal mircoorgansim (MO)
kin that has a break to the surface. it includes, but is not limited to, abrasions, cuts, hangnails, paper cuts, and burns nonintact skin
a microrgansim that does not normally produse disease non pathogen
an infection that results from a defective immune system that cannot defend the body from pathogens normally found in the environment opportunistic infection
the temperature at which an organism grows best optimum growth teperature
taken into the body through piercing of the skin barrier or mucous membranes, such as through needlesticks, hunman bites, cuts and abrasions parenteral
a disease producing microorgansims pathogen
relating to the peroid shortly before and after birth perinatel
treatment administered to an individual after exposure to an infectious disease to prevent the disease postexposure prophylaxis (pep)
medical waste the poses a threat to healthy and saftey regulated medical waste (rmw)
the organsim the becomes infected by a pathogen and serves as a sourse of transfer or the pathogen to others reservoir host
hsrmless, nonpathogenic microorangim that normally reside on the skin and usually do not cause disease also known as normal flora resident flora
easilt affected lacking resistance susceptible
microorgansims that reside on the superficial skin layers and are picked up in the course of daily activities they are often pathogenic but can be removed easily from the skin by sanitizing the hands transient flora
Created by: darciascearse